2 peter 3:12 18 commentary

And the elements shall melt with fervent heat. ... 2 Peter 3 – Living Like a “Last Days Christian” ... (17-18) Conclusion. It is doubly remarkable: (1) “coming,” in the special sense indicated by the particular word used in the Greek, is elsewhere used of Christ Himself, not of the day; (2) “the day of God” is a very unusual expression. The same verb as in Luke 1:21, of waiting for Zacharias. And hasting unto the coming - Margin, as in Greek: ""hasting the coming."" He looks forward to it as the period of his redemption, and would welcome, at any time, the return of his Lord and Saviour. Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God. The state of mind which is indicated by the word is that when we are anxiously desirous that anything should occur, and when we would hasten or accelerate it if we could. Wrong. 2 Peter 3:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 3:12, NIV: "as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat." Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. heavens—the upper and lower regions of the sky. the day of God—God has given many myriads of days to men: one shall be the great "day of God" Himself. 16) we have a somewhat similar passage—“The day of judgment cometh even now as a burning oven (Malachi 4:1), and [the powers] of the heavens shall melt, and all the earth as lead melting on the fire.”. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (18) But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord. Cornelius waited (Acts 10:24); the cripple expecting to receive something (Acts 3:5). (Read 2 Peter 3:1-4) The purified minds of Christians are to be stirred up, that they may be active and lively in the work of holiness. Only here in New Testament. The coming of the day of God - Called "the day of God," because God will then be manifested in his power and glory. Rev., earnestly desiring, for which there is authority. Wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Very exact and universal holiness is … the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat; at whose coming and presence, and from whose face the heavens and earth shall flee away, just as the earth shook, and the heavens dropped, and Sinai itself moved, when God appeared upon it; see Revelation 20:11. Amen." Ephesians 4:15, “Grow up into Him, the Head, Christ.”. 2 Peter 3:18, ESV: "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. This is a repetition of what is said in 2 Peter 3:10, exciting attention to the exhortation given. Rev., correctly, by reason of which. Looking for and hastening to the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Stronger than the word in 2 Peter 3:10, 2 Peter 3:11. While he is willing to wait as long as it shall please God for the advent of His Redeemer, yet to Him the brightest prospect in the future is that hour when he shall come to take him to Himself. looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, when ye offer prayers for His speedy coming. the coming—Greek, "presence" of a person: usually, of the Saviour. See Matthew 24:14 : the gospel shall be preached in the whole world, "and then shall the end come." grow — Not only do not “fall from” (2 Peter 3:17), but grow onward: the true secret of not going backward. —Or, But grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord—i.e., it may mean “the grace of our Lord” as well as “the knowledge of our Lord.” This meaning is given in margin of Rev. The Greek word rendered "hasting," (σπεύδω speudō,) means to urge on, to hasten; and then to hasten after anything, to await with eager desire. 3:11-18 From the doctrine of Christ's second coming, we are exhorted to purity and godliness. The true Christian does not dread the coming of that day. Compare the words of Peter, Acts 3:19 : "Repent and be converted," etc., "that so there may come seasons of refreshing" (so Rev., rightly); and the prayer," Thy kingdom come." Shall melt.—“Melt” is here correct, being quite a different word from that rendered “melt” in 2Peter 3:10, which is the same as that here translated “be dissolved.” In the so-called Second Epistle of Clement (chap. wherein; in which day, as in 2 Peter 3:10; or by which; by which coming of Christ, or of the day of God. I am inclined to adopt, with Alford, Huther, Salmond, and Trench, the transitive meaning, hastening on; i.e., "causing the day of the Lord to come more quickly by helping to fulfil those conditions without which it cannot come; that day being no day inexorably fixed, but one the arrival of which it is free to the church to hasten on by faith and by prayer" (Trench, on "The Authorized Version of the New Testament"). David Guzik commentary on 2 Peter 3, where Peter emphasizes the certainty of the last days and God’s promise, and how to live in light of it. Wrong. (e) He requires patience from us, yet such patience as is not slothful. There will be scoffers in the last days, under the gospel, men who make light of sin, and mock at salvation by Jesus Christ. Not only the resolving, but the wasting away of nature. Wherein.—Rather, by reason of which, either “the day” or “the coming” being meant. Literal. 2 Peter 3:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Peter 3:18, NIV: "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.To him be glory both now and forever! Salmond quotes a rabbinical saying, "If thou keepest this precept thou hastenest the day of Messiah." The coming of the day of God.—A phrase which occurs here only. This is the effect of real knowledge. This is evidently the sense here - Wetstein and Robinson. wherein—rather as Greek, "on account of (or owing to) which" day. melt—Our igneous rocks show that they were once in a liquid state.

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